Curfew as US cities shut down in coronavirus fight

New York (AFP) – A US state started restricting residents’ movements Monday in a desperate bid to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic as American cities followed their European counterparts and shut down — closing schools, public buildings, cinemas, restaurants and bars.

As the death toll in the United States from the fast-spreading outbreak neared 70 and infections soared above 3,700, New Jersey’s governor announced he was implementing a curfew, marking a major escalation in attempts to stop the spread of the outbreak.

“Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and e…

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